- Shimiko's Loadout:
Shimiko was wearing her signature Chinowakagumi Armour, a stylish red jumpsuit made of flexible but protective material. It hugged her form tightly and exposed her generous bosom for the world to see, but its true value was sutured within its very seams. For the Chinowakagumi contained several cubic tons of blood courtesy of the Creation of All Blood Enchantment. This would provide Shimiko with an ample supply of blood to manipulate should the need arise. The armour also contained a handful of strategically placed slits. They were large enough for her arms to slip through and discreetly located near her hips and back. Shimiko wore a custom melody arm device on each forearm. They were known as the Kālīkoroshimasu and they looked similar to a pair of black evening gloves. They stretched to her elbows and provided an elegant touch to the contrasting red of her armour. Each device was also loaded with hundreds of Senshichi Needles and every needle filled with blood. The left Kālīkoroshimasu was of particular note because it contained the Batroc seal which in turn held two-hundred and fifty bats.
Shimiko kept her armaments on her person for quick access. Her Twin Tessen of Terror were strapped to the upper arm of her armour. Likewise, her notorious X-Rank Sai, the Badgers Claws, were holstered in a discreet pouch attached to the small of her back. Additional Sai were holstered along her spinal column as backups. There were two more pairs in total each occupying their own grooves that were along her back, not too close nor too far apart from one another. The Sai pairs crisscrossed each other with the handles protruding outwards so that she could grab them quickly.
Shimiko's hair was done-up in its usual manner. A pair of voluminous blonde pigtails held in place with a small set of skull pins. The excess hair, which would normally form her bangs, was parted to the side. She had the Red Lightning and Black Lightning Seals etched into the corner of her right and left breasts respectively. She had used a technique of her own design to adjust their appearance. The Red Lightning tattoo formed the Kanji which spelled "Yui's" name and the Black Lightning tattoo formed the Kanji which spelled "Yua's" name. A constant reminder to herself and the world that her Twins would always be near and dear to her heart. Finally, Shimiko's jewelry of choice, Jashin's Gift, hung prominently on her neck.
The rest of her minor effects (kunai, chakra pills, shuriken, ninja wire, and the like) could be found stored in a pouch located on her hip and right thigh.
Shimiko stepped off the small but distinct diplomatic vessel with her subordinate Darkseid Ōtsutsuki. The dock which they had disembarked on was fairly close to the village gates proper and with the Chuunin Exams ending, she guessed that Kirigakure would be returning to regular security protocols. The Honey Badger was normally a very cheery and pleasant woman to be around, but given her past relationship with Kirigakure, she was anything but nice. This would be the third time she'd be visiting Kirigakure as a result of the nation's disregard for international norms. The people were good but its leadership was rotten to the core. She figured that Nariko would have probably broached the subject with the current sitting Mizukage. The fact that Nariko had left in one piece and the Exams had not been wholly disrupted told Shimiko that some kind of understanding had been worked out. This fact stayed her hand for the moment.
Nevertheless, she felt it necessary to make it clear that certain wrongs needed to be righted and that moving forward she'd be taking a more active role in ensuring compliance with "Good Neighborly Policies". The nations had been at war twice and her father had served in one of those wars. If necessary, she had every intention of following in the family tradition of annihilating Kiri-Nin. The double-pony tailed Jounin strode to the Kirigakure gates with confidence and purpose. Her Ketsurygan was already active and her battle senses were dialed to 11. The guards would likely recognize her on sight and so she saw no reason to introduce herself.
She cut to the chase:
"I'm here to see the Mizukage. Call it an emergency meeting from Kumo's ANBU Captain. This isn't the sort of thing that can wait so I suggest you hurry"
Shimiko would then fill out the form required for all visitors.
Full Name: Shimiko Chinoike
Citizenship: Lightning Country (Kumogakure)
Reason for Leaving/Entering: Diplomatic Visit
Expected Duration: To Be Determined
She expected Seid to be on high alert. Bad things tended to happen at Kiri's gates. She recalled Lei Inazuma's untimely end in this very place. The more she thought about it, the more she wondered if she had misjudged him. The man had a stellar record as a Jounin and there was no indication of mental illness in his files. Yet for some reason he had attempted to assassinate the Mizukage during a routine courier mission. Natsuru had corroborated Kiri's version of events and so Shimiko had not given the subject much thought beyond that. However, the more she meditated on it, the more she wondered if that was the full story. Either Lei was a hidden asset for a nefarious third party (the Society) or he had uncovered information about Kiri that had disturbed him to his core. Information that compelled him to act in a very violent way. It was also rather suspicious how in the direct aftermath of his attack, Mizukage Takeo suddenly retired only to be replaced by a greater warmonger. The situation rubbed Shimiko the wrong way and with recent events, the irritation became more pronounced.
Did Lei see something that we had missed? Something that had forced his hand?
Shimiko wasn't sure but she was now focused on finding out.